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Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 03:49 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
Pissed So, I just hung up with John and mentioned what...

So, I just hung up with John and mentioned what you said regarding the drill. He clarified a few things for me -- The spark is strong, when it sparks. He said using the drill with the plug grounded...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
+1 on the custom adapter btw! Sweet!

+1 on the custom adapter btw! Sweet!
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 02:11 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
yeaaaahhhh...:huh What would cause a sheared...

yeaaaahhhh...:huh What would cause a sheared flywheel key? I just don't understand the fact that it was running previously with the DS kit - kinda makes me lean towards wiring?



Yes, the valve...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 12:15 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
I was really hoping that was going to be the...

I was really hoping that was going to be the issue! Unfortunately, it's compounded since than! Thanks for your input though, I appreciate the help.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 12:04 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
I'll be sure to pass this info along to John, but...

I'll be sure to pass this info along to John, but the bike wasn't running prior to the removal of the head. As I mentioned before, he was confident it's not a timing issue and was almost offended...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 09:34 AM
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Posted By HopheadRed
Thumbs down From my research, I thought timing would be the...

From my research, I thought timing would be the issue. When I mentioned this to the mechanic, he said absolutely not and almost sounded offended saying, it's 100% electrical. The engine has never...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 08:52 AM
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Posted By HopheadRed
I'm out of town for work until the end of June,...

I'm out of town for work until the end of June, but I've left the bike at John's shop (Cyclecraft Motorcycles, NJ - recommended by folks here). He's got about 10hrs into it so far and we've replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,635
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Posted By HopheadRed
I'm not sure the auto decomp is working properly,...

I'm not sure the auto decomp is working properly, as I've said he's got the manual and says it's set. But he did tell me the compression is good since he fixed the open valve...I imagine if theres...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 07:58 PM
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Posted By HopheadRed
Could be possible -- reputable mechanic said...

Could be possible -- reputable mechanic said wiring is okay, I gave him the Clymer manual as well as some print out wiring diagrams.



Fresh gas...



He's been attempting to fire with crank...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,635
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Posted By HopheadRed
The mechanic said the screw in the intake was the...

The mechanic said the screw in the intake was the improper screw the PO had used to fasten the throttle cable bracket to the carb.

Carb was pulled and gone through -

Air filter is new - my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2011, 07:58 AM
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Posted By HopheadRed
So I've been having some starting issues (read as...

So I've been having some starting issues (read as won't run!) with my 01 XR400r, figured this thread would be a good spot to post a few questions where maybe I could get some ideas...Here's some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By HopheadRed
So, I took your advice and dropped the bike off...

So, I took your advice and dropped the bike off at John's shop last week. Super nice guy and it's obvious he really knows what he's doing. So far my experiences with him have been nothing but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By HopheadRed
Good to know, I've seen the website before. About...

Good to know, I've seen the website before. About an hour away from me - -I'm trying to stay as local as possible, but I'm willing to travel for good work/fair price. Thanks for the responses so far!...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By HopheadRed
Thanks for the suggestion, this is pretty close...

Thanks for the suggestion, this is pretty close to home. I'll def give him a call -- Anybody know anything about Mcgoldrick Motorsports in Hopatcong?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2011, 08:36 AM
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Views: 1,080
Posted By HopheadRed
Northern NJ Motorcycle Shops

I'm looking to drop an XR400r off to a local shop for some tune up work. The XR won't start -- I've rejetted, checked valve clearances. The overflow from the carb leaks like crazy, even after...
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